Central Africa News

Four French Businessmen Arrested in Burundi

NAG Correspondent- BUJUMBURA-  Four French businessmen and a Burundian national have been arrested over embezzlement of millions of dollars in the telecommunication sector. One of them appeared in court on Monday, June 25th. Their lawyer Fabien Segwatwe said:”They were arrested by police on Friday, June 22 in Bujumbura. Officially, they are accused of forgery, use of […]

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Switzerland flags key challenges in Burundi ahead of the referendum

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-Switzerland has expressed concerns ahead of the constitutional referendum in Burundi scheduled for Thursday. The constitutional referendum is being carried out in a climate of intimidation and political tension and is marked by the absence of democratic debate between Burundi’s different social and political groups. The people of Burundi are being asked to […]

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WHO boss visit ebola hit areas in Democratic Republic of Congo

 KINSHASA- World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak. WHO is deploying experts and coordinating partners as well as providing supplies and equipment to provide life-saving care and support infection […]

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Boris Becker Gets Diplomatic Honours by Central African Republic

Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has been appointed Attache’ for Sports/Humanitarian/Cultural Affairs in the European Union by the Central African Republic with immediate effect. Becker posted the message on Twitter and was given the honour by H.E. President Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra and H.E. Ambassador Dr Daniel Emery Dede at the Central African Embassy in Brussels. […]

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Massive rape allegation in Central Africa Republic

NEW YORK/BANGUI,- A group of women were taken hostage and raped by a local armed group in the western Central African Republic, according to ten survivors who arrived at Bossangoa Hospital for emergency medical care on March 3, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). According to the women, the attack took […]

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Road to peace in Central African Republic remains ‘long and difficult,’ says UN envoy

The “tragedy” of refugees and internally displaced persons unable to return to their homes due to violence and insecurity “darkens an already precarious humanitarian picture where the lives of nearly half of CAR’s population would be unimaginable without emergency humanitarian assistance,” said Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN […]

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DRC government gears for chaos as it reinstates illegal logging concessions

Congo government has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo. The new  Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, reinstated three concessions reinstated on 1 February 2018 that were awarded to the Chinese-owned logging companies […]